Montville Patch - Now Open: Ballo At Mohegan Sun
The recently opened 16,000 square foot masterpiece, and Social Club at (1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard in Uncasville, CT 06382), announces it has been named a Three Star Certified Green Restaurant®.
Fewer than 100 restaurants in the country have achieved such status with the Green Restaurant Association, a national non-profit organization that provides the only official Certified Green Restaurants® mark.
For two decades, the GRA has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement and has been the leading voice within the industry encouraging restaurants to listen to consumer demand and green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. Ballo will be one of only two restaurants in Connecticut and the fourth casino restaurant in the country to achieve the Certified Green Restaurant® status.
To achieve the three star rating on the Green Restaurant Association’s point system, Ballo offers several green elements including: tap filtration system for water, recycling of glass, paper, aluminum, and cardboard, Energy Star qualified appliances, green building materials, proximity to public transportation and employee incentives to use public transportation, green lighting recyclable paper towels and hand soap and green menu paper To view Ballo ’s certified Green Label visit http://dinegreen.com/customers/featured.asp?ID=REST11071 .
“Committing to the green movement in my newest venture was a very important aspect of the creation of Ballo. I believe not only in the freshest cuisine on your plate, but also green systems behind the scenes to put it there,” states Ballo owner John Tunney.
Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club, located in Mohegan Sun’s Casino of the Earth, offers a unique Italian experience with intense design combinations, exceptional service and a fresh, authentic menu of Italian favorites and new creations.
Ballo, which means "dance" in Italian, is home to one of the most innovative late-night concepts in the United States. Ballo at Mohegan Sun was inspired by San Galgano – a Gothic abbey built in the 12th century and located in the hills of Tuscany.
Once in the high-impact, high-energy abbey, guests enjoy a massive by-the-glass wine list, specialty BALLO cocktails and freshly prepared Italian fare from the open pantry while sitting in a cathedral-like room replete with, Italian fixtures, fabrics and dramatic lighting. But the food at BALLO is the real celebration.
Owner Tunney is committed to fresh, locally grown produce and innovative Italian staples you can eat from noon to midnight. The culinary team of Executive Chef Matthew Adler and Chef de Cuisine Shaun Golan execute the creative inspiring menu at Ballo. Once you’ve eaten like a high-roller, then let the Bacchanal begin. At 11 pm on the dot, a rehearsed set of servers at Ballo will carry out a portion of the dining room furniture and guests will literally be able to “dance on tables” -- Italian night life style.
For further information on Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club contact 860.862.1100 or visit www.balloitalian.com.